After all the rain in the last few days – water is cascading everywhere!
The environment at Hemer, rich and damp, the fungi are king.
As a photographer I am limited by my knowledge or mostly lack of knowledge of the rules of photography. I work mostly within the automatic settings on my camera and have never had or taken the time to learn much else.
This morning and yesterday morning – I really needed and wanted to be able to do more, understand more, show more of exactly how glorious the mornings were!
How futile my attempts at capturing the moments – how rich the colours of our environment – how amazing the play of light and water – a constant endeavor to capture and hold the moment to share in the photographs of the day!
Touched by Magic
Images were sharp in the morning light
Both mornings were incredible. The clouds were breaking up as the sun rose in the sky; the trees, grasses, branches were gleaming wet and the air itself was dripping with water – the results of the rain of the night before. Everything was glittering in the Sun. The sun’s angle was low and the moisture was evaporating and filing the air with refracted light and shadow. Contrasts were very high – too high – most of the time to really show just how beautiful the views were!
Shadows and light met with sharp edges! No softness in the images.
Yesterday we walked through Linley Valley and around Cottle Lake. One side of the lake was shadow and the other side was light. I learned that taking shots from the dark looking into the light do not usually turn out well. But Oh the opposite could produce the most amazing results!
There was water cascading everywhere; small rivelets and streams where none had been before; established streams were choked with leaves and running high over the mossy rocks. The sound of the moving water was a steady part of every moment of each of the walks.
Reflection – Cottle Lake
AT the entrance to Hemer Park – looking across the marsh.
Today we walked through Hemer Park, around the marsh and out the other side – it was magical.
Like yesterday the sun was at a low angle to the trees and marsh. Like yesterday it had rained, poured the night before. The ground was soft and squished as we walked. Puddles and pools of standing water were part of the trail system. Here the trees were green with lichens and mosses. Hemer is a much damper environment!
Reflection – Hemer Park
The puddles were full of reflections – each one sharp and clear as a mirror.
I hope that you enjoyed the walks today.